Archive for 'New Zealand'

Stewart Is 14th-15th Dec 2006

Posted in: Stewart Is,The OE on December 29th, 2006 – 1:45 am

Why don’t more people go to Stewart Is?? It is wonderful. It has stunning scenery, with so much bird life right in you door step. I recommend 3 things; 1          Take a trip to Ulva Is; it’s a little slice of NZ 200 years ago. 2          A walk up to observation Rock the sun sets […]

Milford Sound is a Fiord

Posted in: Milford Sound,The OE on December 16th, 2006 – 3:18 pm

Its the 11th of Dec 2006 an I am in one of the most remote areas of the country. I have great views and Its is actually fine down here. Thank you to Erica for the bed in Queenstown overnight, hope you and Scott, enjoy the new house when you move in next week, just […]

Fox Glacier Written 10/12/2006

Posted in: Westcoast on December 13th, 2006 – 12:15 pm

Now in the Town of Fox Glacier (locals call it Fox) to do a Glacier walk up part of the Fox Glacier, arriving by bus you get in to town at 5.30pm so on to the backpackers to arrange bed and food. (PS shop at one of the larger settlements before Fox or Franz, if in on budget.). I should […]

Punakaiki Written 10/12/2006

Posted in: Westcoast on December 13th, 2006 – 11:46 am

Just staying in Punakaiki over night, which gives me time to have a good look at the Pancake Rocks, and walkway at my own pace. The rocks are called the Pancake Rocks, because the lime stone that they are made out of has been laid down in layers of hard and soft rock, the erosion by […]

Able Tasman Park + Nelson and Motueka

Posted in: Able Tasman Park,The OE on December 6th, 2006 – 1:55 pm

6th Dec Hi Again have stayed the last few days with family, First a night with Aunty Jill in Nelson and a Catch up with Peg, Hi to you both again, then onto Motueka with Aunty Trish and and a quick catchup with about half her clan. From here I did a day trip with […]

Napier to Wellington Nov 29th – Dec 4th 2006

Posted in: Napier Wellington,The OE on December 6th, 2006 – 1:37 pm

Hi guys Photos From Napier I have spent the last week traveling from Whakatane to Wellington. I spent a might in Gisbourne at a backpackers called the Flying Nun ( a converted convent), thank god it was only one night the place is to large and nosily with a dose paranoia thrown in for fun. […]

Day 5 – Whakatane “Act Like a Man”

Posted in: Whakatane on November 28th, 2006 – 9:55 pm

   Whakatane 25/11/06 Staying at Lloyds Lodge backpackers. Ant’s comedown for a dive trip this weekend but the weather has packed up on us, too much wind off shore, so no dive or dolphin watching for us this weekend. Instead we went on some of the walks in the surrounding area and then down to […]

Day 2 – Rotorua

Posted in: Rotorua on November 28th, 2006 – 8:30 pm

Rotorua 22-24th November 2006      Stayed at this cool backpackers called Cactus Jacks. It was a little old but clean and had loads of character. The whole place was done in a Mexican gold mining theme, with cartoons on most walls; with the added bonus of the house cat called “Cactus”, he was a little […]

Day 1 – Around New Zealand

Posted in: Rotorua,The OE on November 23rd, 2006 – 10:51 am

Day 1 22/11/06  I started moving this morning on my trip around New Zealand, leading up to Xmas in Christchurch, and just about killed my self lugging my pack and dive gear into The Auckland CBD, so with a hasty re-plan I drop the gear to Antony who will meet me in Whakatane for a dive. […]

My Auckland Friends

Posted in: Auckland on October 17th, 2006 – 8:04 pm

Hi Everyone Just thought I’d write a little about all my Auckland friends before leaving on my OE. Number one, best, super duper friend is: Christine (and then Antony, sneeks in by way of good luck and taste, mostly luck.  - hey, she feeds me). Here they are, in their super duper glory: Then there is Frankie […]